8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to St. Petersburg

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning app.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Saariselka is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in December: highs in Saariselka hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping
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Highlights from your trip

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and Safaris. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.